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Dumb Laws in Tennessee

City Laws in Tennessee

Bell Buckle
One may not throw bottles at a tree.
Dyersburg
It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
Fayette County
You may not have more than five inoperable vehicles on a piece of property.
Kimball
Bar owners may not let patrons make loud, unusual noises.
Knoxville
In front of their buildings, all businesses must have a “hitching post.
Lenior County
When you pull up to a stop sign you must fire a gun out the window to warn horse carriages that you are coming.
Lexington
By law, anyone who has been drinking is “sober” until he or she “cannot hold onto the ground.
It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.
No one may eat ice cream on the sidewalk.
Spitting on the sidewalk is prohibited.
Memphis
Illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.
It’s illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM.
Panhandlers must first obtain a $10 permit before begging on the streets of downtown Memphis.
It is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners.
Nashville
Spitting is prohibited on sidewalks.
Throwing stones is prohibited as it might break a window.
To play pinball, one must be 18 years old.
All persons riding scooters must ride in single file.
No person may keep a cheetah as a pet.
Males may not be sexually aroused in public.

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